21 May 2012
Just a Thought ; where and how I was named Imran; did my parents know about it or just liked the name itself?
Imran in Islam is regarded as the father of Mary. This chapter is named after the family Imran (Amram), which includes Imran, Saint Anne, Mary, and Jesus. The chapter is believed to have been revealed in Medina and is either the second or third of the Medinan suras. Almost all of it also belongs to the third year of the Hijra with the possible exception of verse 61, which mentions Mubāhalah and therefore might have been revealed during the visit of the Najrān Christian deputation which was occurred in the 10th year of the Hijrah. This chapter primarily focuses on the departure of prophethood from the Mosaic dispensation. Another speculation, is that since the event of Mobahela is the highlight of this surah, Al Imran could very well refer to the progeny of Abu Talib ibn ‘Abd al-Muttalib, whose real name was Imran.